Thursday, August 21, 2008

New Tool To Tackle Green Sprawl

ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI) (a membership association of local governments committed to advancing climate protection and sustainable development) is developing a new tool to rate the sustainability of communities, called the Star Community Index.

This, along with LEED for Neighborhoods, and the changes to LEED 2009 which will incorporate more sustainable site mandates are good steps towards tackling "green sprawl"--building green buildings on unsustainable sites, which has, to date, been a problem with the LEED system.

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